OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 12 General Safety Precautions

Section 190 Skeleton structures

(1) An employer must ensure that the erection drawings and procedures for a project that includes connecting the structural parts of a skeleton structure are prepared and certified by a professional engineer.

(2) The erection drawings and procedures referred to in subsection (1) must

(a) show the sequence in which the structure is erected,

(b) show the horizontal and vertical placement of base structures and footings, and

(c) ensure that the structure is stable during assembly.

(3) If the erection procedures referred to in subsection (1) must be changed because of the site conditions or unanticipated loads on the skeleton structure, the employer must ensure that the changed, additional or alternative procedures are prepared and certified by a professional engineer before they are used.

(4) An employer must ensure that a competent worker at a work site where a skeleton structure is being erected

(a) coordinates the operation until the structure is permanently stabilized, and

(b) directs the removal of the temporary supporting structures.